A History of the Wife

A History of the Wife

Marilyn Yalom

How did marriage, thought of a spiritual accountability in medieval Europe, develop into a venue for private success in modern the USA? How did the thought of romantic love, a novelty within the center a long time, turn into a prerequisite for marriage at the present time? And, if the unique objective of marriage was once procreation, what precisely is the aim of marriage for ladies now?

Combining "a scholar's rigor and a storyteller's craft"(San Jose Mercury News), amazing cultural historian Marilyn Yalom charts the evolution of marriage within the Judeo Christian global throughout the centuries and exhibits how appreciably our rules approximately marriage have replaced.

For any lady who's, has been, or ever might be married, this intellectually full of life and gripping ancient research of marriage sheds new mild on an establishment most folks take with no consideration, and which may, in truth, be experiencing its so much convulsive upheaval because the Reformation.

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